Thursday, September 22nd
Topical Workshop | Virtual Program
Specific Pain Conditions/Pain in Specific Populations
Can Nociceptive, Neuropathic or Nociplastic Phenotypes be Identified in Musculoskeletal Pain?
Summary of 2 systematic reviews and Delphi expert consensus project that identified the key features that are agreed to characterize the different underlying pain mechanisms and the clinical tools and measures that could aid discrimination between them. There are critical issues to consider for implementation of this into clinical practice. First, there is overlap between mechanisms and many, if not most, individuals will present with a combination of mechanisms involved. Second, the assumption is that identification of mechanism underlying pain will aid selection of matched treatments. This requires substantial evaluation.